(SVGText v1.5.2 is now available as "fat" widget for LC 8 and 9, see
http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.ph ... 29#p172129 .)
Because the beta-extensions store doesn't work, I start a community extension collection here. Because there are already great widgets around, especially by Trevor DeVore on github, I start numbering with 42
SVGText is enclosed in a package "community.livecode.hermann.hhsvgtext.1.0.0.lce" that is enclosed in the zip.
There are detailed dictionary entries for the widget. Instead of a user doc you may play with the demo stack svgText-Demo.livecode, also enclosed in the zip.
This widget is for LC 8.1.1 (because the widget format was changed with 8.1.1).
Edit. For an enhanced version for LC 8 > 8.1.4 and another for LC 9 (which have again a different widget format): See this post.
There is now via that link v1.5.0 available that adds an 'click-through-transparency' option. The widget sends a message and you can use it or not for one or all widgets. For an example how to use it see the demo-stack that is also available with hh-un-installer.
It is a widget for displaying short pieces of TEXT (one line) as a svgPath (like svgIcon for symbols). Of course you can get the path and use it for the SVGIcon widget and now also vice versa. Fill ('background') and stroke ('foreground'/outline) can use color or pattern (images), see the demo stack.
-  Download the zip-container from "Sample stacks" (or LivecodeShare) and unzip it.
-  Start LC 8.1.1 or later and use the "plus" from Extension Manager (menu Tools) to load the package ( = .lce file).
-  Restart LiveCode and use the demo stack for playing with all features (stack contains help).